The Al-Abdulkarim Holding Tower have chosen AluK Unitized façade for the prestigious AKH Tower. The Al- Abdulkarim Holding Tower is a 150 metre-high, 40-storey office building located in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Designed by Dewan Architects & Engineers, the innovative construction, which will be completed early 2017, will house the new headquarters for the building material supplier Al-Abdulkarim Holding.
According to the architect, the design of straight versus tilted and solid versus translucent is expected to represent AKH’s status as a world class organization. While the clear glass portion of the tower demarcates the leasable lower office from AKH’s dedicated floors. The tower’s façade and juxtaposed volumes create distinctive and dynamic office spaces on each floor, allowing it to cater to companies with varying spatial needs. Its envelope, which combines both glazed curtain wall and aluminium composite cladding solution, is made with AluK’s AW86B unitized system. The AW86B curtain wall system helps to create impressive glass façades that enhance the aesthetics of a building. This high performing system especially stands out in terms of thermal insulation and water permeability, and allows a safe and fast installation on site, thus making it particularly well suited for the construction of high rise buildings.
The design of straight versus tilted and solid versus translucent is expected to represent AKH’s status as a world- class organization